Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.

King James Version

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Holman Bible

A capable wife is her husband’s crown,
but a wife who causes shame
is like rottenness in his bones.

International Standard Version

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but a wife who puts him to shame is like bone cancer.

A Conservative Version

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but she who makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

American Standard Version

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband; But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Amplified

A virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Bible in Basic English

A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband; but she whose behaviour is a cause of shame is like a wasting disease in his bones.

Darby Translation

A woman of worth is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Julia Smith Translation

A woman of strength is a crown to her husband: and she causing shame, as rottenness in his bones.

King James 2000

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is like rottenness in his bones.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A woman of strength [is] the crown of her master, but like rot in his bones is she who brings shame.

Modern King James verseion

A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A steadfast woman is a crown unto her husband; but she that behaveth herself dishonestly is a corruption in his bones.

NET Bible

A noble wife is the crown of her husband, but the wife who acts shamefully is like rottenness in his bones.

New Heart English Bible

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.

The Emphasized Bible

A virtuous woman, is the crown of her husband, but, a veritable decay in his bones, is she that causeth shame.

Webster

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

World English Bible

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones.

Youngs Literal Translation

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חיל 
Chayil 
Usage: 243

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

is a crown
עטרה 
`atarah 
Usage: 23

בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 85

בּוּשׁ 
Buwsh 
Usage: 119

is as rottenness
רקב 
Raqab 
Usage: 5

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

3 A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved. 4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones. 5 The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:30

A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones.

Habakkuk 3:16

I heard and my inward parts trembled, At the sound my lips quivered Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, For the people to arise who will invade us.

1 Corinthians 11:7

For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.

Proverbs 14:1

The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

Proverbs 19:13-14

A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman.

Proverbs 27:15-16

A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;

Proverbs 31:10-25

An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.

1 Corinthians 11:11

However, in the Lord, neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.

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